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out there. >>> george w. bush spends the night in the hospital after doctors perform a procedure to clear a blocked arter er near the former president's heart. >> the damage is done. they need to let my father go. >> the father of a teenager believed to be kidpped begs for her release and sends a message directly to his daughter. >> hannah, we all love you very much. if you have a chance, you take it. you run. you'll be found. thank you. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, august 7th, 2013. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm alexis christoforous. president obama is speaking out about the terror threat that's forced the closure of more than a dozen diplomats posts. yesterday they were ordered out of yemen and the first criminal charges were filed in last year's attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. jericka duncan has our report. >> reporter: president obama got serious on "the tonight show with jay leno," speaking publicly for the first time about the current terror threat. >> it's significant enough that we're taking every p
george w. bush. the surgery he needed after years of good health. >> crash landing, a vacation dream turned into a nightmare for a prominent california family in switzerland. the hot air balloon accident that looked like a disaster. >> jumping jackpot, the powerball drawing topped $400 million. what is fueling the big lottery prizes? and your chances to win. >> a humble superstar, beyonce concert finale in new york, how she made a statement on her way to the stage. that's in the "the skinny" on this wednesday, august 7th. ♪ boy i'm just playing ♪ come here baby >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> play the lottery powerball? >> we played when we were in chicago, hoping that the illinois lottery would be good to us. it wasn't. so no we haven't played. >> you're not in it? >> i'm not. actually. actually have to ask my husband. >> you have time? >> do i have time? >> if the drawing is tonight. >> you have time. can't you get it in the morning. >> i can get it in the morning. >> which is now but later in the morning when you fini
of latitude. democrats have not. they believe he is more aggressive in computer surveillance than george bush. that's not what they voted for, and the president is responding to that pressure with this call for reform. >> axelrod: major garrett with the president in martha's vineyard, thank you. the state department says 18 diplomatic posts in the middle east closed all this week because of a terror threat will reopen tomorrow. the embassy in yemen will remain closed, as will the consulate in lahore, pakistan, closed this past thursday due to a separate thread. today marks the end of the bloodiest ramadan in iraq in years. there was a wave of car bombings that targeted cafes. this has been the deadliest ramadan in six years in iraq. russia's new law banning expressions of supports for gay rights continues to generate an international backlash. we saw that today in the streets of london where opponents targeted next year's winter olympics in russia. here's charlie d'agata. >> gay rights for russia! >> reporter: a progay rally like this outside downey street in london today would be outlaud on
george bush. >> guest: they were excited to get rid of 12 years of reagan-bush. you have to realize in 1992, it was economically pretty depressed. people as much as they did in 2001 at op to miss him. they wanted to turn the page. they want to see the country in a different direction. there was someone who presented the ideology is baby boomers. it seemed very natural that they would get us excited and caught up in that. >> host: in train to come read the entire time and mtv as alcohol and smoke for a committed vegetarian and a virgin. was that rare? >> guest: to have all of those things in the same person, yeah, that was pretty rare. some punk rockers would call that straight edge. there are an entire stream within the punk rock community that feel like they need control of your body is the wisest thing you can do. i did not have that sort of intention are philosophy or foresight. it just so happened i had been sober. i didn't find drugs and alcohol did anything for me. i was worried i would be something impulsive and if i were under the influence. i honestly didn't need them. it w
, attack. george bush got reelected to a second term with a constant attack from the media and the democrats. in fact, many of the things the media won't report on barack obama, they would attack george bush for. he still managed to get reelected. conservative that's the they take the high road, once they have a critical issue, it resonates like the irs scandal, like obamacare. >> i'm actually heading to frank's vineyard. but it's just a pub down the street. >>> darling of the left richard dawkins facing friendly fire after criticizing islam. where's the outcry when christianity is attacked? we'll examine the double standard. >>> then it's war. as more and more restaurants ban kids. you know those little creatures? and more and more parents are fighting back. we hop0i0i@&@f q q0q?????j >>> celebrity, he is under fair for mocking muslims. he wrote all the world's muslims have fewer nobel prizes than trinity college, cambridge. they did great things in the middle ages though. this has sparked outrage from the west. where is the liberal back lash when christianity is att
disgusted in a whole parade of traders, and that includes john mccain, lindsey graham, george bush, who has sponsored the center in texas, and i suffered through two hours of propaganda out of the bush center, and they treat america as a whorehouse. stephen moore treats america like a whorehouse. it is not about the money. c-span keeps playing all of these people. i want to see some balance. one thing mentioned at the george bush center from the hispanic chamber of commerce guy, he was lobbing these wonderful hispanic companies. have any of them enrolled in either a five so they will be true to the 1986 amnesty, which, at that point, required all employers verify eligibility by these workers. they have not done it. we have george bush, mccain, they have done nothing but subvert the law for the last 25 years, and they are trying to put the nail in our coffin now. i would like to see more balance from c-span. there was a wonderful march for jobs in washington dc. i have seen none of that on c- span. i would love to see that. jeb, much loved in alabama, he was the speaker of the conference. th
of george w. bush. thank you for the invitation. thunder a little bit when you talk about four percent growth year it i would add to what you said, that i do not think we can accomplish four percent growth without immigration. it is a precondition to get to that higher growth rate. it may be too low. we are in the fourth leader -- year of non-recovery. there is no reason the economy cannot he recovering much faster than it is geared five, six, or seven percent growth. it is interesting, if you look at the time i called the quarter-century of spectacular, unprecedented growth in america, 2005 -- 1980 two 2005 -- to 2005. let in well over 200 americans in that time. badle say immigration is for the economy or it causes high unemployment. the actual evidence shows the opposite, that the biggest boom. of american history was the greatest in immigration. it is circumstantial evidence. a second point is with respect to state. it is so interesting. we do a lot of work at the wall street journal. comparing texas to california, it is a good comparison if you are from texas and believe in the fr
remember the pictures of a very fit president george w. bush running and riding a mountain bike were surprised to hear he was in a dallas hospital today getting treatment for a clogged artery. mr. bush is 67 and had no history of heart disease. our dr. jon lapook has more about this. >> reporter: a statement from the former president's office said doctors discovered the blockage yesterday during mr. bush's annual physical. he then agreed with his physicians' recommendation to have a stent put in. in this procedure, a clogged blood vessel feeding the heart is usually opened up with a tiny balloon and the stent is placed to keep the artery from closing. specific details on why mr. bush received the stent have not been released. almost half a million people get them every year, but there's controversy about which patients benefit. so far, studies have shown that unless a person is having a heart attack or near heart attack, a stent is no better than medication and life-style changes at prolonging life or preventing a future heart attack. but many cardiologists believe there is still a b
in eight years of george bush? >> my producer just coughed up a hairball. >>sorry. >>just be grateful current tv doesn't come in "smell-o-vision" >> oh come on! the sweatshirt is nice and all, but i could use a golden lasso. (vo)only on current tv. this show is about analyzing, criticizing, and holding policy to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal, or is it political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i'm given to doing anyway, by staying in touch with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. in reality it's not like they actually care. this is purely about political grandstanding. i've worn lots of hats, but i've always kept this going. i've been doing politics now for a dozen years. (vo) he's been called the epic politics man. he's michael shure and his arena is the war room. >> these republicans in congress that think the world ends at the atlantic ocean border and pacific ocean border. the bloggers and the people that are sort of compiling the best of the day. i do a l
are like. >> what could possibly go wrong in eight years of george bush? >> my producer just coughed up a hairball. >>sorry. >>just be grateful current tv doesn't come in "smell-o-vision" >> oh come on! the sweatshirt is nice and all, but i could use a golden lasso. (vo)only on current tv. cenk off air>>> alright in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks! i think the number 1 thing than viewers like about the young turks is that were honest. they know that i'm not bsing them for some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know i'm going to be the first one to call them out. unacceptable is how washington continues to screw the middle class over. cenk off air>>> i don't want the middle class taking the brunt of the spending cuts and all the different programs that wind up hurting the middle class. cenk on air>>> you got to go to the local level, the state level and we have to fight hard to make sure they can't buy our politics anymore. cenk off air>>> and they can question if i'm right about that. but i think the audience gets
learned former president george w. bush had a surprise heart procedure today. >> alex rodriguez says he's fighting for his life after baseball suspends him for over 200 games. >>> today's eye-opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> i'm fighting for my life. i have to defend myself. if i don't defend myself nobody else will. >> alex rodriguez battles doping rule. >> following his 211 suspension he could be playing the rest of the season. >> rodriguez and 12 other big leaguers were punished following investigation into the performance enhancing drugs. >>> president george w. bush had a stint to open blockage in his heart. >> pennsylvania man fired up to 10 shots at a town hall meeting killing three people. >> spectaculared gunman tackled by someone at the meeting. he's now in police custody. >> u.s. state department ordered the evacuation of all nonmerge government workers from yemen due to threats. >> intercepted electronic communication prompted closure of nearly two dozen diplomatic posts. >> the message from al zawahiri said do something, do it big. >> trial for ft. hood shooter major ha
. >>> former president george w. bush is home following a heart procedure on tuesday. a spokesman says he's doing great and that he plans to return to a normal schedule today. doctors inserted a stent in one of bush's arteries. they discovered a blockage on monday during a regular checkup. >>> coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," jim nantz with a preview of the pga championship. i'm alexis christoforous. this is the "cbs morning news." christoforous. this is the "cbs morning news." with new all natural lean cuisine honestly good. it's frozen like you've never seen. they've stripped down to only natural ingredients. why? what were you thinking? new lean cuisine honestly good. in the natural frozen meals section. new lean cuisine honestly good. >>> 4 minutes before 5:00 on this thursday morning. it is steamy. marty is over at first warning weather. >> don't forget it's a purple thursday. >> it is that. >> pretty gray sdie skies right now. not too concerned about morning showers. from 11:00 on rain, maybe heavy at times. the low 70s now. 83 at lunch going to a high in the
and you can decide. >>steve: president george w. bush recovering after having a stint put in his heart. what is next for the mountain bike riding former president of the united states? >> the clean-cut manning brothers trade in their helmets for some 1980's wigs. ♪ football on ♪ your phone ♪ that's what i said ♪ take it with you ♪ wherever you go ♪ show your friends ♪ and watch them go ho >> the music video taking the country by storm. "fox & friends" begins right now. on your phone. ♪ ♪ >>steve: i don't know what the manning are selling there, but i'm buying it. that's hilarious. >>gretchen: i think their dad's in it too. by the end of the show the two of you guys have to have that kind of hair. planted on your head. i'll have one of those women's hair. i always wanted long hair like that. >>steve: there you go. it could be transformative today. clayton thank you for sitting in brian's chair. >>clayton: great to see you guys. >>steve: you'll be here for three hours? >>clayton: i'll be here for two. >>gretchen: you do a four-hour tour on the weekends. we have a lot of
. and i think that -- again, does it make a difference who's at the top? when george w. bush was ordering -- then this makes a huge difference. frank in l.a., you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi, frank. >> caller: you know, it is not surprising that the government spies on you but the problem is that they privatized it. why would they pay a private company -- to do this and you don't even know what they're doing with the information. the only allegiance is to the ceo and the stockholders. >> that is probably the biggest thing that snowden did was break -- >> stephanie: we shouldn't be giving jackalopes like him access to security. >> caller: it is obscene. they don't make a profit. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: and you have people that are dedicated when they work for the government, they're dedicated because they want their pensions. they want to retire. >> stephanie: that's the point you made, chris. first of all, i feel like greenwald used him. he put him up to this. he didn't go into this job to serve -- >> and now snowden -- >> stephanie: he did this to leak all of this stuff
council approve as has happened before, president george bush with iraq and president bill clinton with the co kosovo bombing in 1999. >>> live to the state department with an update from there. >> good avenue. we want to emphasize state department officials, white house officials, pentagon officials are emphasizing both on the record and privately that the commander in chief, president obama, has not yet made any decision about the action the united states is going to take in syria beyond the fact there will be an action. sources tell me the likely targtsz of the u.s. campaign will include the delivery systems for bashar al assad's chemicalarsenal. we are said to be striking command facilities located in damascus but also syria short range missile launches looking to conduct strikes against those targets. i'm told bashar al assad's presidential palace, some of the governmental military locations in damascus will not be targeted because a lot of key systems have been evacuated. a lot of artillery positions in the syrian government are located in mountains outside the city and those
blake former deputy assistant to president george bush. great to see you. first brad, i want to ask you this. if it is true, we reported a lot that it happen. we reported that it went beyond the cincinnati office, but not report with certainty that it stopped. how surprised are you? >> i am not surprised. it is out of control. the irs is so big and unweilding they can't be controlled we have a real problem and the fbi and justice department have yet to interview the agreed parties that are targeted by the irs for the political beliefs. >> they contacted and asked to be interviewed. >> jay sekulo came on and said they are waiting for someone to contact them. >> they haven't talked to anybody. and the president told us that this cannot stand. what has he done. he runs the justice department and super vises the fbi and runs the irs. >> you have to admit it is not an independent organization. >> i don't know if i should admit or not. >> this particular agent unnamed we don't know who it is. we know that dave camp on the ways and means committee and public and partisan and it is a partisan i
for making anner to of his dog. >> the statements but my dog. >> george bush and barney the scottish terrier he loved. his dad's springer spaniel, millie, and her mind for foreign policy. >> my dog millie knows more about foreign affairs than these two bozos. >> reporter: we will hear about harry truman said if you want a friend in washington get a dog. in general, white house canines have known their friendly and tame place. some have nudged at times to the wild side. >> hi, barney. >> bush s barney getting anoid at a reporter once. and the bull terrier once tore a piece off the french ambassador. lbj signing a meat inspection bill and up hops yukie. comeuppance for a president who hoisted his beagles like this. why do we care, sunny. you are the dog of a president now. and dogs make presidents more human. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> and they're just so cute. >> so cute. >> little bit of flak for not getting a shelter rescue dog. in this case there is allergies in the family. the dog is one of the best in terms of not making you sneeze. got to cut them slack. gave a donation to th
. >> george bush is on the phone. >> hello. >> hello? >> mr. president? >> that's h.w. bush. he had seen the speech too. >> i really was proud of you, and my golly, i know it was tough and i just wanted to till you that. >> reporter: nixon sounds anxious to wrap up. >> this is going to come through good and. >> okay, boy. >> a lot of people are rooting for you. >> how good of-up to call. >> reporter: the tapes would spell the end of nixon in office despite what ronald reagan said when they wrapped up. >> ron, it's damn nice of you to call. >> this too shall pass. >> reporter: it did not. john donvan, abc new, washington. >> amazing, hearing the tapes knowing what is eventually going to happen. he is in the middle of it. april 30th, 1973, resend august 8, 1974. still over a year to go. year and a half to go from that moment. >> i'm sure after all of that. he thought maybe i am in the clear. >> yes. exhale. no. >> not at all. also, hearing tiny snippets of this. this apparently posted by national archives and record administration, 340 hours long. >> still to this day wondered why in the w
yankees fans react >>> word from mike emanuel on president george bush, 43 now. apparently he had a procedure yesterday in dallas. this was a statement put out moments ago, reading now, during president george w. bush's examination in the cooper clinic in dallas, a blockage discovered in the an artery in his heart. it continues, at the recommendation of his doctors, president bush agreed to have a extent placed to open the blockage. the procedure was performed successfully this morning without complication at texas health presbyterian hospital, dated august 6th. that would be this morning. president bush is in high spirits and eager to return home tomorrow to resume his normal schedule on thursday. he is grateful to the skilled medical professionals who cared for him. he thanks has family, friends and fellow citizens for their prayers and well-wishers. he encourages us all to get regular checkups end quote. the procedure went this morning apparently without a hitch. a extent was placed inside of his heart or near his heart to remove any of this blockage discovered in the artery of
possibly go wrong in eight years of george bush? >> my producer just coughed up a hairball. >>sorry. >>just be grateful current tv doesn't come in "smell-o-vision" >> oh come on! the sweatshirt is nice and all, but i could use a golden lasso. (vo)only on current tv. >> announcer: starting live on free speech tv on september 3rd, learn more at billpressshow.com. this is the "bill press show." >> bill: hey, that's right. good reminder. 33 minutes after the hour now that august 15 is our last day on current tv. progressive talk radio continues. no interruption. full time all the way through. we'll take a two-week hayatous on television and we'll pop up again on free speech tv on september 3rd. go to freespeech.org and the good news is you'll be able to watch us on television if you have a satellite dish, on two different networks. dish network or directv. and you'll be able to watch us online as well and it is all there at freespeech.org. >> yes, indeed. >> bill: we'll continue to come at you both video and audio and look forward to keeping in touch with you and continuing to be part of the pr
that comes through their office. john and diana? >> brandi, thank you. >>> former president george w. bush is expected to resume his normal schedule today following heart surgery. a spokesman said the president is doing great after going home from the hospital yesterday. doctors placed a stent on his heart and opened up a blocked artery. >>> researchers have linked high blood sugar levels to a greater risk of alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. even the a person does not have diabetes, the study found that too much sugar in the blood can anniversary affect their mind. researchers say keeping glucose at a healthy level may delay or prevent dementia. >>> researchers may have identified a new brain food. for most of us, it won't take much convincing to indulge. a new harvard study showing chocolate keeps the brain healthy and sharp in old age. when older adults were given two cups of hot cocoa for a month, their blood flow was better and memory improved by nearly 30%. >> i need a cup of hot cocoa. >> yeah. sounds like a diet. >>> cheerleading is apparently a more dangerous sport than it
their office. >> brandi, thank you. >>> former president george w. bush is expected to resume his normal schedule today following heart surgery. a spokesman said the president is doing great after going home from the hospital yesterday. doctors placed a stent on his heart and opened up a blocked artery. >>> researchers have linked high blood sugar levels to a greater risk of alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. the study found that too much sugar in the blood can anniversary affect their mind. researchers say keeping glucose at a healthy level may prevent dimension sha. >>> researchers may have identified a new brain food. for most of us, it won't take much convincing to indulge. a harvard study showing chocolate keeps the brain healthy and sharp in old age. when older adults were given hot cocoa for a month, their blood flow was better and memory improved by 30%. >> i need a cup of hot cocoa. >>> cheerleading is apparently a more dangerous sport than it appears to be. researchers say many cheerleaders don't realize it when they suffer concussions. a study shows that more than 30% of
on their taxes. >> up next, george w. bush institute resale the series of discussions looking at immigrants contributions for america. this panel focuses on the economic effects of naturalization. from dallas, this is about one hour. >> a pleasure to be here. i worked for closed with president bush when he was in the white house trying to advance immigration reform in the last battle and so it's a pleasure for me to be back in his beautiful new house, talking about immigration. so thank you to this institute. i want to harken back as we get started to the ceremony that we saw this morning combat incredible moving ceremony because what we're going to talk about here today is not just out immigration is good for america, but have naturalization and citizenship actually even ups the ante and makes immigrants even more beneficial for the united states. to benefit themselves, but it's also a benefit for the country. so the very people we saw this morning when they came in the door, they were great for america but as they went out the door their even more. they will be even more of an asset. we w
with the other developing stories this morning. >>> we begin with breaking news. former president george w. bush has undergone heart surgery in texas. they found a blockage inside an artery in his heart so this morning the former president had a stent inserted to open it up. doctors say everything went well and mr. bush is expected to go home tomorrow. >>> an investigation is under way into how a killer snake was able to escape from a pet store and make its way into an apartment strangling two young boys while they were sleeping. the tragedy has one small town demanding answers. the boys were sleeping over at a family friend's apartment here, above the reptile ocean pet store in new brunswick when the snake, a 15-foot rock python like this one broke loose of its cage. >> there was a hole in the ceiling and when i turned the lights on, i seen this horrific scene. >> reporter: the owner said the snake slither into the ventilation system up through the living room where 7-year-old noah barth and his 5-year-old brother connor were sleeping. the 100-pound snake, similar to this albino giant found in
putin entered office. george bush said he trusted him after just one meeting. >> i was able to get a sense of his soul. >> bush later said putin changed. conflicts and mutual distress rose again. ambassador stephen pfizer was a russian specialist and said russia still cease the u.s. as an adversary. >> russia's mind-set how it looks at the outside world, still looks at itself as a competitor. if you are going to be a super power, you want to set yourself up against someone. it is not going to be italy or france. it is going to be the united states. >>> tomorrow secretary of defense hagel and secretary of state kerry will sit down with the russian counterparts here in washington to test whether they can find any points of agreement. they will discuss arms reduction and the brutal civil war in syria. >>> margaret thanks. >>> the pga championship has teed off this morning. it is golf's fourth and final major of the year. as usual, all eyes will be on tiger woods. he won last week end's bridge stoen stone in ohio. >> woods has not won a major since the 2008 u.
of obama we've got init out of republicans too. george bush signed campaign finance legislation even though admitting part of it at signing ceremony is on constitutional. violating an oath of office have violating constitution. jon: you have attorney general john ashcroft refused to sign off on things because they were illegal. >> john ashcroft was introduced as a medusa's head and they would declare holy war on john ashcroft because he was idea log. when he asked the by the white house to do something, his own justice department lawyers, and from his own hospital bed and white house chief of staff and white house kunz sell say we're not going to do this. eric holder seems his job description to solely be the president's fixer and problem solver and constitutional bender, there is no way you can imagine eric holder doing something to stand up the white house. even janet reno stood up to the white house. we have white house and government bureaucracy who simply things whatever advances cause of liberalism or barack obama which is interchangeable is self-justifying. that is dangerous to polit
paramedics took him to the hospital. police have not released his condition. >>> former president george w. bush recovering a heart procedure tonight. the former president had a stent placed in his artery to open blockage. the 67-year-old bush has no symptoms of heart problems. he is expected to leave the hospital in dallas hospital. >>> president obama made a quick stop in los angeles for an appearance on the tonight show. he spent the day in phoenix where he said he wants to overhaul the mortgage financing system but asking congress to phase out fannie mae and freddie mac. the president will spend tonight in southern carolina then visit camp pendleton tomorrow. >>> police say cell phone thefts are rampant. reporter patrick cedillo is learning who is most at risk. >> it accounts for one of every two robberies in san francisco. the victims. >> the largest majority are asian females. >> someone just took it and just got off the bus right away. >> it's happening everyday on any bus in any part of the city. this girl didn't even know she was being robbed. >> the guy kind of like pushed me bac
through richard nixon masks. i've lived through ronald reagan masks. i've lived through george w. bush masks. i never heard anybody in the elite media, not once express a sense it was inappropriate. here is this poor guy making a living, a rodeo clown -- >> let's take a look. for viewers who haven't seen it. look at the actual moment this seems to have caused offense. >> and president obama -- i know i'm a clown, he's just running around acting like one doesn't know he is one. soon as this bull comes out obama don't you move, he's going to get ya, get ya, get ya. >> it's a bit silly but he's a clown and my view, i sort of agree with you. you might be shocked. i think it's ridiculous. >> i'm delighted you agree with me and i can't imagine why anybody who believes in the first amendment isn't enraged at the decision they made in missouri and i can't imagine why the president doesn't invite this guy up to his resort in fan tuck et and buy him a beer and say i'm a bigger guy than this. let's have a beer. at least you have a job. >> i would think hell will freeze over before that happens bu
of his first pager adress on the watergate scandal, including this call from george herbert walker bush, then the chairman of the republican national committee. >> the thing that burns me up is the feeling that you had and it came through, they don't -- there's so little credit for that. >> the folks may understand it. you see the folks didn't understand the checkers speech but the people did. i mean, the commentators didn't and the commentators didn't understand cambodia but the people did. >> the hell with the commentator. >> presidential historian doug brinkley is a professor at rice university's eisenhower center for american studies. he joins us now from austin, texas. this is classic richard nixon, blasting away agnew-like at the commentators, yet he was probably as right as he ever was in his life when he said the regular people out there like nixon a lot more than the journalists, the elite journalists, ever did, that's for sure. >> these tapes must be like catnip for you, chris. anyone interested in political history, they're quite remarkable. the bit you just played with georg
they did? george h.w. bush, because about 20 years later, a woman showed up to one of his rallies with a pistol in her purse, and they were doing something they had done for the last 20 years that they had not done the 200 years before then. they were checking purses, too, and they found that. then you say to yourself, maybe what we need, maybe what we need is a racial squeaky fromm, and you start searching through the history books, you find out we had one.in 1901. raise your hand if you remember who was president before theodore roosevelt. no one remembered.a few guys, thank you. put those guys on "jeopardy!" most people forget when roosevelt came into the administration he was vice president and was somewhat who is this guy, this showboat guy from -- fighting wars in cuba. hat elevated him was that he was a very popular vice president for a popular president. it was mckinley.he was killed just after he was reelected. he was at a pan-american exposition, a world's fair in new york state. president mckinley was working the rope line, and a man standing at point blank range at the
is related to the polks and she used their dinner service while her and george bush was in the office. is that true? >> i don't know. good question. >> as our series progresses, as we get it barbara bush, we'll answer that question for you. we'll go back in time and learn about how that political partnership came together. you told us sarah polk was from a wealthy family in tennessee. how did she and james polk meet? >> they ran in the same circles. probably through -- either through andrew jackson or through her own father's family. polk went to the -- graduated from the university of north carolina and then went into law and studied in nashville and became clerk of the legislature and they met there or they met at andrew jackson's because the polk girls were often at the jackson's home. certainly jackson is known or we think that he advised polk to marry her. this is who you need as a wife, he would say. and then it is commonly said that she told polk she wouldn't marry him unless he ran for office but and of course he did and he won and they were married in 1824. >> so andrew jacks
communications director for president george w. bush and senior adviser for the 2008 mccain presidential campaign, nicolle wallace. >> she's great. >> she's amazing. msnbc contributor mike barnicle. and in washington, pulitzer-prize winning columnist and associate editor of the -- >> amazon -- >> newly sold "washington post," wow, big news there, in your world, gene. we'll talk about that. >> no free shipping for you, mika. >> he's like the free shipping czar now. >> my goodness. none for me. >> all right. mike barnicle, this is like a big day -- >> mike, this is huge. >> this is. >> this is -- >> i was surprised. >> as willie was saying last night at the holiday inn, the plates are shifting under the media world and then we had a couple smokes and watched old reruns of "night of a thousand". >> you ran out of cigarettes before i got there. >> one pack talking about the globe, another pack -- >> the sale of the post as i'm sure gene will have more to say on this, it was stunning. >> it's an earthquake. >> stunning. >> but no family, few families who have owned newspapers have been better at it an
published today in the "journal of the american medical association." former president george w. bush underwent a successful heart procedure today in texas. doctors at a dallas hospital placed a stent in a blocked artery. the blockage was discovered on monday during the former president's annual physical. mr. bush is 67 years old. he's expected to be released tomorrow. president obama has renewed his push for mortgage reform. in phoenix today, the president called for phasing out fannie mae and freddie mac, the government-backed mortgage giants. he said taxpayers should not have to suffer when lenders make poor decisions. >> we've got to encourage the pursuit of profit but' era of expecting a bailout after you pursue your profit and you don't manage your risk well, well, that puts the whole country at risk. we're ending those days. we're not going to do that anymore. ( applause ) >> reporter: the president said he wants the private sector to assume most of the risk while continuing to offer the popular 30-year mortgage. wall street gave up ground today over warnings of weaker profits.
obama is going to martha's vineyard. george bush went to that stupid ranch for the entire month of august! what did republicans say? he works hard. he deserves a break. give me a -- get off my back. get off his back. >> as you alluded to -- >> congress, no. >> they doesn't deserve time with their families, bill? >> bill: not as much as they get. >> one winner of this week's massive powerball jackpot came forward yesterday in minnesota. paul white is a 45-year-old project engineer. his share, $86 million in cash before taxes so he'll take home just under $60 million after it is all said and done. he told the media -- >> bill: i saw $149. >> that's the annuitized value. the cash option is an $86 million. >> bill: only $60 some mill? >> after taxes. >> bill: i could go through that in a weekend. >> he told media -- first purchase will be an early 1990s acura that he's been eyeing on craigslist for a few months. [ laughter ] a car with about 12,000 miles on it. it is a sports car that's no longer made worth $30,000. that's what it costs. >> bill: you know what? go for it. >> it is l
that decline, george bush claimed 44% of the hispanic vote in 2004. john mccain achieved 31% of the hispanic vote in 2008. that decline only went 4% with romney and seem to do that calculation that we should sacrifice the rule of law by granting amnesty on what they believe is political expediency for opening up a conversation with a demographic group of people that i think are just as blessed as the rest of us and we should treat them as god's children, all of us not identity of politics. i don't understand it or i wouldn't explain it in that way. >> i want to ask you more questions on this, obviously. you are talking about republican strategist, who kind of come up with this message and they think they need to bring more latino vote after the 2012 election. anna navarro is a friend of the show. she really didn't mince any words with you over the weekend. you were on "meet the press" and you both sparred back and forth. i mean she used words like mediocre congressman with no legislative record and it kind of went on and on from there and you guys went back and forth. quite heated moments. i
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